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Shark Heart is a manuscript of poems that maneuver between fearlessness and tenderness at the drop of a dime. In the same way that many sharks need to survive by constantly swimming in order to extract oxygen from the water streaming between their gills, the heart muscle needs to constantly pump blood throughout a body to sustain life: there is no rest for either fish or organ until death. These poems, too, keep pushing forward; they are not afraid to explore the small beats of childhood and hidden desire, or the larger mysteries of illness and death.